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post #391 of 543 Old 02-13-2014, 02:51 AM
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Ah yes hello!
I feel like i'm introducing myself everywhere right now! Haha I just joined recently, and I'm so ecstatic to have found a forum like this.
Any who
I'm Makayla, I'm from the thumb of Michigan, and I'm 17. I'm about 5'4 and weigh nearly 240! D:
I've always been on the chunky size, and I've /had it/.
I know that my riding and my training would be much better if I lose some pounds! Plus I want to be training horses this summer and I don't want to be too heavy to ride any of the horses I work with or anything!
My goal weight is 150. My mini goal right now is 200.
I just started truly dieting two days ago. I want to start exercising but the weather is so bitter cold!
I'd really like to find ways that I can exercise and incorporate my horses?I really don't enjoy exercising at all!
I've been eating diety snacks (snacks that have reduced fat and calories) and eating smaller portions. I've also upped the fruit and veggie in take, as well as drink lots of 100% juice and water instead of soda.
Just really need some help staying motivated. I have a hard time even imagining even being less chunky than I am!
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post #392 of 543 Old 02-13-2014, 11:12 AM
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Well go you! That's awesome!
I know you wanted exercises that involve your horses so you should try hand walking your horse to cool him/her out after a ride or you could power walk and have your horse do a stretchy walk before your ride.
Even if your exercise isn't strenuous, that's okay, you're still working towards your goal!

Keep up the good work(:



Lately I've been slacking ): with all the snow, working, and it being my senior year I feel like I have no time to do ANYTHING. I did find a cool app though, called Sworkit. If you have a smartphone you should definitely check it out! Some of the workouts really kicked my butt and I'm pretty in shape! Lol
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Makayla, please don't take this as an insult. Because I KNOW you get to where you want to be, but make your goals even smaller. Like maybe get to 235. Five pound increments are my favorite, because when I would set larger goals, when I would only loose two pounds, it seemed like I was sooooooo far away and I would get discouraged.
So don't be that way, just remember that any lose is a step in the right direction and you should be super proud of it!
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Dissolved--Good job for making a change! I'm root'n for 'ya (;

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post #395 of 543 Old 02-13-2014, 02:12 PM
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Fruit juice has a ton of sugar.
Consider cutting back on carbohydrates. Whole grain bread and cereals.
Read labels on everything.
Wishing you success!!!!!!!!!!

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post #396 of 543 Old 02-13-2014, 02:33 PM
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Makayla, please don't take this as an insult. Because I KNOW you get to where you want to be, but make your goals even smaller. Like maybe get to 235. Five pound increments are my favorite, because when I would set larger goals, when I would only loose two pounds, it seemed like I was sooooooo far away and I would get discouraged.
So don't be that way, just remember that any lose is a step in the right direction and you should be super proud of it!
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Certainly not an insult! I'll keep that in mind for sure!
Thank you to everyone! And I hope you all stay on track! Just keep your eye on the ball!
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post #397 of 543 Old 02-15-2014, 10:38 AM
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Your body needs the carbohydrates from whole grain bread. Other than bread, if it comes out of a package or bottle, other than milk, don't eat it. Have half an orange or grapefruit at breakfast and the other half the next day. Try eating two or three veggies at each meal for variety. If you eat some veggies raw you can eat all you want. Just remember, no sauce for dipping them, just a little oil and vinegar or a sqeeze of lemon juice. If you absolutely crave something sweet, have a small portion, the size of your thumb, other wise you will be haunted with cravings.
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Dustbunny--A ton of delicious sugar ;)

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post #399 of 543 Old 02-15-2014, 08:15 PM
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Great idea for a thread!

I am not sure that I am considered plus size or not. I am 5'8 and weigh about 190 at the moment. My heaviest I have ever been was 235. I am fit and active, for the most part. I had a surgery that put me down for the count for about 2 1/2 months right at the beginning of the holidays. I had been down to 182 before them, but inactivity and all the yummy food that kept showing up added on several annoying pounds.

I'd like to add that I suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. When I look in the mirror, I don't see me. I attached a picture of me, I know that it isn't a full body shot, but to give you all an idea. I have adult acne that is reasonably under control, but I don't look in the mirror and see what is in that picture. I see scars and bumps and zits. Plus, I don't see myself any different now that I weigh 190 than I did when I weighed 235.

I am in the midst of getting back on track with my weight and my body image. I am trying to look in the mirror and pick out something positive on a regular basis and trying real hard not to have it be my eyes, because my eyes aren't fat.

My daily life includes tons of activity, I am a mom of 2, work 3 days a week and volunteer at a Shire ranch another day. Today, I trimmed my filly's feet. I am not fast, so that took a while. Great work out for the butt and thighs though. I know why most of the farriers have really cute butts. LOL! Then we worked on lunging for about a half hour, then I rode her for a few minutes. Plus, I cleaned house, hung up blinds, laundry and all the other stuff I squeezed in in between the rest that I can't even remember.

I eat pretty healthy. I try to eat out of our garden as much as possible. I don't keep candy or soda on regular basis. I say regular, because at the moment I have both. Not for me, for the kids because of Valentine's. I found out that I have a underactive thyroid, and started meds that helped me loose 14 pounds about 6 months ago.

My goal, short term, back to 180. Long term, I'd love to see 150, but will be happy, hopefully with 165.

I will be back here on a regular basis to try to keep me accountable. Hope to help encourage, give support and receive it!

Hugs to all ~ Anita
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Welcome Anita-you have a lot of activity in your day-with sensible eating & the continuing meds, you have a good chance of meeting your goal in the year ahead. It takes time and a slow steady loss is more lasting than a quick drop, , so usually a 1-2 pound a week loss is what many dieters aim for.

Right now, I'm glad I have stopped gaining, & I have bloodwork scheduled for later this week-I hope they test for thyroid function & sugar levels , among others. I would like answers & hope to get something to work on, as I haven't seen a Dr for a couple of years, and there has sure been a lot of changes, none of which I like-LOL.
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